Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Here is a picture tour of our trip around a great loop drive.<br>From the description on the website that led us to this 4 hour/ 40 mile route:<br>Lost Coast Loop<br>Take the Mattole Rd. from Ferndale through Petrolia, Honeydew and through Humboldt Redwoods SP. Join Hwy. 101 and return north.<br>1865. First oil wells in California drilled in Mattole Valley. The oil business in California started in June 1865 when the state’s first shipment of crude petroleum left the Mattole, bound for a refinery in San Francisco. The discovery of oil here created the Union Mattole Oil Co. and gave birth to a boom town, Petrolia. Soon oil wells dotted the valley.<br>my pics<br>Of course the pictures don't do this area justice and although it gets a lot of rainfall, we were lucky enough to have a lovely day. We are so glad on whim we decided to extend our trip on past our original destination. When we left the first day we had not planned to go any farther south than Oregon. I blame it on the influence of driving a Magnum.<br><br>
Loc: Pacific NW, USA
Omigod skul some of those places you cannot stop. It is full of blind corners. Not to mention, I take hundreds of pictures and we would never get anywhere if we stopped everytime I want to take them. Some of them are taken outside the car.<br><br>
Thank you, Shel, they are beautiful pics...I'm glad you took the extra part of your trip too! About 25 years ago I was hitchhiking through that area, and it's still one of my favorite areas of the US. Brings back a lot of good memories to see that windy road...<br><br>Petrolia? Geez, what an original name...<br><br>
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